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Licence? Medical? This might help.

Marty <camping.car@...>
 

As a number have raised conccerns about the licencing rules vs medicals &
age this link should help someone understand what the Doctor will be looking
fo.

http://www.dvla.gov.uk/at_a_glance/content.htm

Marty.

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DVLA TO REIMBURSE MEDICAL RENEWAL FEES

Marty <camping.car@...>
 

Found this, it might affect a few here in view of recent discussions.

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DVLA TO REIMBURSE MEDICAL RENEWAL FEES
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) today announced that it will
automatically reimburse drivers who have been unnecessarily charged for the
renewal of certain short-term medical driving licences.

This follows the identification of a legal anomaly, dating back to 1996 and
introduced in January 1997, that led to drivers of cars and motorcycles
being incorrectly charged fees for the renewal of certain short-term medical
driving licences at the age of 70 and over.

After a further legislative amendment in 1998, the undetected legal anomaly
also affected drivers of buses and lorries for the renewal of short period
medical licences at the age of 45 and over.

Of the 42 million licences issued by DVLA since 1997, DVLA estimate that
200,000 people may be eligible for a refund. DVLA is now arranging to refund
the fees, with interest, to those affected. These will be issued
automatically to those affected by the end of June.

Having identified this, DVLA has put in place procedures to minimise the
risk of this problem happening again. DVLA regrets this matter and all
drivers seeking to renew their short-term medical driving licences will now
be exempt from any renewal charge.

Refunds will be issued automatically and drivers affected need not take any
action. Drivers who are concerned they have paid unnecessarily, and have not
received a refund by the end of June, should contact the free helpline that
has been put in place

Telephone number 0800 5877 664.

The DVLA helpline will also provide advice for those drivers who have moved
and not notified the DVLA of their change of address, and the next of kin of
those drivers who are now deceased.

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Marty




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More medical info.

Marty <camping.car@...>
 

This should be added to my previous post.

http://www.dvla.gov.uk/drivers/dmed1_files/group2.htm

Marty

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electical control unit on a Hymer

Steve Wilson <steve@...>
 

http://www.motorcaravanning.co.uk/vehicles/ says:-

Many modern ‘vans will have two built-in charging arrangements, one driven by the
engine and one via a mains hook-up. In our own ‘van each system charges both
batteries but this is not universally true.<<

Will the above be true for my 92 Hymer B544, I wonder?

I hooked my van up for the first time (in the UK at any rate), ran thru the switches on my
electical control unit, and could see no visible sign of any activity.

What (if anything) should the voltmeter and the ammeter be showing when the van is
hooked up?

Thinking about it, I'm not sure whether I've seen my ammeter show anything other than
a 'flat' zero reading ...

Cheers,
-Steve Wilson


Re: [MH-list] Another Gadget Amps & Volts.

ernb <ernb@...>
 

I purchased a clamp on AC
ammeter from screwfix for 20.
When you write, "Clamp on", do you mean a tong tester? This is a meter with
an opening metal caliper to put round a cable in order to measure the
current flowing through it.

Take note! It will not work on the whole cable. The line and neutral must be
separated.

HTH

Ernie Bull
Bristol


Re: [MH-list] Euro 4 Light Goods Vehicles - New Tax Class (36)

Buff Eagle <buff@...>
 

What a busy beeeeee you are Marty!! :0))))))

Buff :0)

And this might be of interest as well, as motorhomes are based on these
chassis.


Re: [MH-list] Euro 4 Light Goods Vehicles - New Tax Class (36)

Hilary
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Buff Eagle" <buff@b...> wrote:
What a busy beeeeee you are Marty!! :0))))))

Buff :0)

And this might be of interest as well, as motorhomes are based on
these
chassis.
I thought I could hear this strange buzzing in my ears over Oxford
this afternoon.....must have been his brain cogs whirling in
overdrive!! :-)))

Hilary


Re: Odd markings

Hilary
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "musicalbells"
<musicalbells@y...> wrote:
It sounds like markings people have made to show where a "wireless"
internet conection can be made. ie pirating someone elses internet
connection. - there was a news item about it some months ago.

Any other thoughts??

Steve (Hilary's better half) :-))

Who also operates with one brain cell if he thinks I'm going to let
him get away with that....

Thanks Bob, I think your explanation is more probable, because that
is what Pete and I thought it could be. Strange, though, that they
didn't put the height as well as the mark, but then as we are
supposed to be sinking fast I guess the readings will change. The
marks are far too old in some cases to be connected with anything to
do with the recent innovation of the internet.

Hilary


Re: Euro 4 Light Goods Vehicles - New Tax Class (36)

Hilary
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Marty" <camping.car@n...>
wrote:
And this might be of interest as well, as motorhomes are based on
these
chassis.

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Euro 4 Light Goods Vehicles - New Tax Class (36)
From 1 March 2003 light goods vans, first registered in the UK
which meet
Euro 4 emission level standards, will qualify for a lower rate of
vehicle
excise duty (VED).

So this won't affect the duty I have to pay if my vehicle weighs in
at 3,800kgs, this is over 3.5 tonnes, right? So what class is that
in and the usual Yorkshire mating cry? 'OW much??

It's a good thing we have such a diversity of knowledge within our
group, whirling brain cogs and all! :-)

Hilary


Re: [MH-list] Euro 4 Light Goods Vehicles - New Tax Class (36)

Marty <camping.car@...>
 

No, it's the bearings in the turbo about to let go................M.:-)

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author.

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Buff Eagle" <buff@b...> wrote:
What a busy beeeeee you are Marty!! :0))))))

Buff :0)
I thought I could hear this strange buzzing in my ears over Oxford
this afternoon.....must have been his brain cogs whirling in
overdrive!! :-)))

Hilary


CB Radio advice please.

Voxy
 

I used to have a Harrier CBX with 40 channels, tweaked up in power
and modified to 80 channels - (extra 40 used to be known as
midblocks).
I have received a Kernow rig with 40 channels. I fitted it into the
bus today, swr'ed it in, and flicked through the channels but it's
very quiet out there.
Are the airwaves very quiet these days, or might I have the 'wrong'
40 channels? Anybody used a Kernow rig? Are they ok.
Voxy.


Re: [MH-list] electical control unit on a Hymer

Alan Cocks <aec@...>
 

our 2002 hymer 494 does not show much for current change, the biggest
difference is the battery voltages when hooked up, on charge, or off
charge etc.

try hymer specific list?
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/myhymer/


In article <3ED65F0F.24722.15C371@localhost>, Steve Wilson
<steve@sirocco-software.fsnet.co.uk> writes

http://www.motorcaravanning.co.uk/vehicles/
says:-

>> Many modern ‘vans will have two built-in charging arrangements,
one driven by the
engine and one via a mains hook-up. In our own ‘van each system
charges both
batteries but this is not universally true.<<

Will the above be true for my 92 Hymer B544, I wonder?

I hooked my van up for the first time (in the UK at any rate), ran
thru the switches on my
electical control unit, and could see no visible sign of any
activity.

What (if anything) should the voltmeter and the ammeter be showing
when the van is
hooked up?

Thinking about it, I'm not sure whether I've seen my ammeter show
anything other than
a 'flat' zero reading ...

Cheers,
-Steve Wilson
--
Alan Cocks Berkshire UK


Re: CB Radio advice please.

dodger148 <dodger148@...>
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "Voxy" <voxol51@y...> wrote:
Are the airwaves very quiet these days, or might I have
the 'wrong' 40 channels? Anybody used a Kernow rig? Are they ok.
Voxy.
For the 1st time in years I coupled a 40Ch (actual 80 like your old
one) the other week and I am close to the M6 it was very quiet.
I also tried a borrowed rig with the legal UK/Continental channels
on they were quiet also.
You may be aware that from next year the old legal channels will be
phased out, being left with the channels that can be used in europe,
both becoming Licence free at that time.


Re: [MH-list] Roundabout priority nor Driving instructors

Martin Villar <MARTIN@...>
 

In motorhome-list Hilary wrote

But don't you instruct your pupils to pull in to a place where it is
safe to do so (ie so that traffic can overtake one way or another),
put the hazard lights on, and - if necessary - change places with the
learner in order to get out into the traffic again? Particularly if
the damage could be as serious as stated?

BDSUOI, SCD, MHD, SJAFAAW Cert, BAIII Cert, and a quantity of O
Levels. ;-)
Hilary
Not knowing the size of the tree branch anymore than you do I would suggest
that the instructor would have assessed the situation as the car was stopped
at red lights anyway and have advised the pupil whether to go round the
obstacle or not before the light turned green
Obviously the instructor would have realised that they had run over the tree
branch if that is what she had advised the pupil to do and was hopefully
looking for a safe place to stop the pupil, but you must realise as a bus
driver that there are situations where you cannot safely stop at all, e.g on
a busy dual carriageway with clearway signage and no laybys but you know of
a place a short distance down the road where you can stop the pupil(as Boris
said, the instructor did not stop the pupil imeadiately) which suggests that
there was no safe place to stop at the time.
Personally I would not expect a tree branch to detach the hydraulic hose to
my brake pipes as they are situated above the brake caliper and are at least
2 foot above ground and protected by the proximity of the caliper to the
wheel and are torqued down to 85 lb psi.
Lastly (and bear in mind I am a man ) Boris's comment about women drivers
hit a nerve, as if you phone any Insurance company, as a woman you will be
given far better rates than a man of the same age and experience
Martin
PS if we are going back to school(very many years ago)

BDSUOI, SCD, MHD, SJAFAAW Cert, BAIII Cert, and a quantity of O
Levels. ;-)
7 O levels and 3 levels


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Re: CB Radio advice please.

Darren <daz@...>
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com, "dodger148" <dodger148@h...> wrote:


You may be aware that from next year the old legal channels will be
phased out, being left with the channels that can be used in europe,
both becoming Licence free at that time.
The UK 40 channel rigs MIGHT be being phased out. It is still just a
proposal at this stage.
This phasing out is expected to take 7 years, so there's still plenty
of life left in the old UK 40 channel rigs yet.
This will also make the dual spec (80 channel) rigs technically illegal.
But saying that, all converted (as opposed to factory made) 80 channel
rigs are illegal anyway.

The chances of getting caught on these rigs is virtually nil,
especialy when CB becomes de-regulated (licence free)

For full details have a look at the Radiocommunicatons Agency's website:-
http://www.radio.gov.uk


Re: [MH-list] Odd markings

Anthony Polson <acpolson@...>
 

Hilary wrote:

Something the meaning of which eludes both me and a friend is an odd
sign which we have spotted on things as diverse as old buildings -
colleges, churches, and mileposts. It looks not unlike an inverted
War Department sign stamped on any piece of WD cutlery - that's going
back some, and the cutlery was purloined by my father when he was in
the RAF, so don't blame me!

It has a straight horizontal line, central to that is a line dropping
downwards at 90 degs, and either side of this central line are lines
at 45 degs. If you take the points of the compass, the main line
would read W to E, the central line (which meets but does not cross
it N) to the S, and the lines either side ESE and WSW (I think!).

They usually seem to be carved in stone, and we thought at first they
might be the mason's mark, but there is a diversity of age and
situation - some in Oxford, some in Huddersfield and Manchester. Any
light to shed on the subject?


Hi Hilary,

They are Ordnance Survey "bench marks" which are precisely surveyed for their height above the zero level for the contours seen on ordnance survey maps. Their height is measured using precise methods and is accurate to about a cetimetre.

Like the "Trigonometrical Points" that you see on the tops of many hills, which are accurately surveyed in plan position (latitude and longitude, and/or grid reference), they are largely being supplanted by Global Positioning Systems (GPS) that use the same orbiting satellites as sat-nav systems in some expensive cars - and motorhomes!

Hope this helps!

Tony

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Re: [MH-list] Odd markings

Jenny Wilson <j.wilson@...>
 

At 01:30 30/05/03 +0100, you wrote:
Hilary wrote:

Something the meaning of which eludes both me and a friend is an odd
sign which we have spotted on things as diverse as old buildings -
colleges, churches, and mileposts.
They are Ordnance Survey "bench marks" which are precisely surveyed for
their height above the zero level for the contours seen on ordnance survey
maps. Their height is measured using precise methods and is accurate to
about a cetimetre.

Like the "Trigonometrical Points" that you see on the tops of many hills,
which are accurately surveyed in plan position (latitude and longitude,
and/or grid reference), they are largely being supplanted by Global
Positioning Systems (GPS) that use the same orbiting satellites as sat-nav
systems in some expensive cars - and motorhomes!

Hope this helps!

Tony

I agree with this having lived in a 10 year old cottage 30 years ago. I
remember when the ordanance survey man came around looking for the bench
mark on the cottage. Every building marked on an ordanance survey map has a
benchmark on it somewhere. This shows it is marked on the map.

Jenny


Re: Another Gadget Amps & Volts.

tonyishuk <nonny_mouse@...>
 

As we are preparing for our first trip abroad and being aware that
some sites have only low amperage supplies, I purchased a clamp on
AC
ammeter from screwfix for £20. Also measures AC/DC Volts in a 20
volt
range (possiblibly DC current as well ?) to test and see what the
electical bits are actually pulling.
============== Does not measure DC amps £4 metre from Maplins will
though ! ===========


Re: [MH-list] Re: Another Gadget Amps & Volts.

Tom <tom@...>
 

And maplins 4.99 meter was 2 for 4.99 a couple of weeks ago

----- Original Message -----
From: tonyishuk <nonny_mouse@hotmail.com>
To: <motorhome-list@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2003 7:57 AM
Subject: [MH-list] Re: Another Gadget Amps & Volts.



As we are preparing for our first trip abroad and being aware that
some sites have only low amperage supplies, I purchased a clamp on
AC
ammeter from screwfix for 20. Also measures AC/DC Volts in a 20
volt
range (possiblibly DC current as well ?) to test and see what the
electical bits are actually pulling.
============== Does not measure DC amps 4 metre from Maplins will
though ! ===========


Re: Odd markings

tonyishuk <nonny_mouse@...>
 

Hi Hilary,

They are Ordnance Survey "bench marks" which are precisely surveyed
for
their height above the zero level for the contours seen on ordnance
survey
maps. Their height is measured using precise methods and is accurate
to
about a cetimetre.

Like the "Trigonometrical Points" that you see on the tops of many
hills,
which are accurately surveyed in plan position (latitude and
longitude,
and/or grid reference), they are largely being supplanted by Global
Positioning Systems (GPS) that use the same orbiting satellites as
sat-nav
systems in some expensive cars - and motorhomes!

Hope this helps!

Tony


=================================

Just to add that Ordance surve maps will generally give a mark and a
spot height value for these marks. So if need to find one, or have
found one, the height is known.

If you need the height verified, you can ask OS for the most recent
reading. Some Bench marks are used regularly where new devlopment is
taking place and there heights amended as the country side gently
moves up and down ( as it does )

TonyIsh UK (The other Tony)

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